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Toshiba 40L2436

Toshiba 40L2436

40" 50Hz Edge-LED Nov 2014
Screen Size HD Type Refresh Rate LED Backlighting Release Date
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13 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Excellent

The average user rating of this mid-size TV is excellent based on 8 user reviews. This means that users think this TV is one of the better mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

Running Costs Are Low

This Toshiba TV has an energy efficiency classification of A+, and the 40L2436 is one of the more economic to run TVs of this age and spec that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 40L2436 will cost only £62 over 5 years to run.

Good Size

Two customers who bought it considered that it was thin. Dominic mentioned “Very efficient and thin, could do with a higher refresh rate” in his review of the Toshiba 40L2436. Techradar said “Super slim” in their review.

Good Product Quality

One person said that the product was good quality. Last year Danni Jordan said “Great quality, quick delivery!” in their review.

Nice Design

One customer reckoned that the Toshiba 40L2436 was smooth. Dominic mentioned on Amazon in October last year “Crisp, smooth images with deep blacks”.

Reasonably Priced

Several people mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money. M. S. George scored the product very highly and said “An excellent TV, great value for money” in their review. Expert review site Techradar.com wrote two years ago “The curved TVs at IFA 2014, there are at least some affordable tellies aimed at your average punter after a bargain”.

Good Picture Quality

One customer considered that it had a wide viewing angle. Techradar mentioned two years ago “Good viewing angle”.

Toshiba TVs Have Good Reviews

We checked 1,407 user and expert reviews for Toshiba TVs and found that on average Toshiba has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Toshiba has good ratings specifically within its mid-size TVs range.

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2160p Video Mode

The Toshiba 40L2436 supports a 2160p video mode which is better than the 1080p video mode supported by most TVs of a comparable spec and age to it. In addition, this TV support 1080i, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p and 720i and 720p video modes.

This television's video mode (2160p) is actually the best supported video mode across all mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 40L2436.

A 480p video mode is the worst supported video mode across comparable types of television.

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3D Comb Filter

This TV has a 3D comb filter, which is typical of many televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Supports Five Audio Formats

The 40L2436 has a greater number of audio formats than most mid-size TVs that have been available for a comparable time to it. This Toshiba TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by similar spec televisions that have been around for more than two years. The audio formats "AAC", "ADPCM", "LPCM" and "WAV" are also supported by this TV.

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Supports Five Analog Signal Format Systems

The 40L2436 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most TVs that are a comparable age to it. This television supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most frequently supported analog signal format system supported by mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 40L2436. The analog signal format systems "PAL BG", "PAL I", "SECAM D/K" and "SECAM L" are also supported by this Toshiba TV.

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Quite Low Annual Energy Consumption

Televisions that are a comparable age to the 40L2436 have annual energy consumptions of between 0.22kWh and 620kWh. The Toshiba 40L2436 has one of the lower annual energy consumptions (only 54 kilowatt hours) amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

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12 Reasons Against

Inferior Remote Control

One customer reckoned that it did not have a good remote control. William Slater mentioned on Amazon “Only very slight problem is the remote/tv is slow to respond” in his review of the Toshiba 40L2436 but even so he still gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

Very Slow Refresh Rate

Mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago have refresh rates of between 50Hz and 1,600Hz. The 40L2436 has one of the slower refresh rates (only 50 hertz) amongst comparable spec TVs of this age.

If you want a television with a faster refresh rate then you might also want to consider the Samsung T32E390[plb_3404279_price] (400Hz) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

The 40L2436 does not have a WiFi connection, although this is within the context that most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years also do not have a WiFi connection.

We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price], the Samsung UN48H5500[plb_2324604_price], or the Philips 46PDL8908[plb_1556269_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The 40L2436 does not support smart TV features, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other TVs that are a similar age to the 40L2436 also do not support smart TV features.

There are a number of other televisions which also support smart TV features that you might also want to consider including the UE40H6700[pl_2232461_price], or the UE46F7000[pl_1588337_price] both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the 40L2436 are not 3D compatible. The Toshiba 40L2436 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you want a television that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Samsung UE32F6400[plb_2161640_price], or the Panasonic TX-L42FT60[plb_1654311_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 40L2436 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago also do not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of other televisions which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to consider including the UE46ES8000[pl_1355897_price], the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price], or the UE40F7000[pl_1494094_price] all from Samsung.

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Only Supports Twelve Video Formats

The 40L2436 has a greater number of video formats than most mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago. This Toshiba TV supports an MKV video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by comparable spec TVs that came out around the same time as the 40L2436. The video formats "3GP", "AVI", "DAT", "FLV", "M2TS", "M4V", "MP4", "MPEG", "MPG", "VOB" and "XVID" are also supported by this TV.

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Only Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the 40L2436, the 40L2436 does not feature OLED technology.

Alternative televisions which also feature OLED technology that you might want to look at include the Samsung UE46H7000[plb_2232247_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of only 14 Watts, the Toshiba 40L2436 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to the 40L2436. The RMS rated power of televisions of this age and type range from 2W to 80W.

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Only Two HDMI Ports

Most TVs of a similar age and spec to the 40L2436 have between one and four HDMI ports, including the Toshiba 40L2436 which has two HDMI ports.

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Quite Slow Response Time

At 8.5 milliseconds, the 40L2436 has a fairly slow response time compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the 40L2436. The fastest response time of TVs that have been available for a similar time to the 40L2436 is 2ms, the slowest is 400ms, and the average response time is 9.2ms.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba 40L2436

Released Over Two Years Ago

Toshiba released the 40L2436 over two years ago.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Average Thickness

At 67 millimeters, the Toshiba 40L2436 has a fairly typical thickness compared to most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 40L2436.

If you don't mind having a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the Panasonic TX-32AS500[plb_2268364_price] (67mm).

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Specification

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Comb Filter
Noise Reduction Feature
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Horizontal Viewing Angle
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TV Tuner
Channel
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
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Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Connection
SCART Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Networking
Management Features
On/off Timer
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
On Screen Display Language
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
24p Playback
Extended PVR
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Colour
Mercury Content
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
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Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
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Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Manual
Operational Conditions
Technical Details
LED Backlight
Other Features
Special Features

Expert Reviews

4 September 2014

Among the diamond-encrusted screens, the 85-inch behemoths and the curved TVs at IFA 2014, there are at least some affordable tellies aimed at your average punter after a bargain. Toshiba has long... Read more…

Super slim
PVR
Good viewing angle
No smart TV features
Basic spec
Only two HDMI inputs

User Reviews

(8)
Reviewed 3 July 2015 by Michael Hall
(Verified Purchase)

Very impressed.

Reviewed 2 July 2015 by Miss C M Hill
(Verified Purchase)

My son bought this for his bedroom, the WII U & the PS4, he has no complaints at all and even expressed 'it's sweet' now coming from him that is excellent.

Reviewed 30 June 2015 by Danni Jordan
(Verified Purchase)

Great quality, quick delivery!

(Verified Purchase)

Crisp, smooth images with deep blacks. Very efficient and thin, could do with a higher refresh rate and more hdmi's but that's being picky.

Reviewed 27 June 2015 by M. S. George "Mike"
(Verified Purchase)

An excellent TV, great value for money, and delivered two days ahead of schedule by a helpful courier.

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Electricity cost when switched on £59.29
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £61.12
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 8 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 40l2436, 40l2436d, 40l2436db, toshiba l2436, toshiba l2436d, toshiba p222393, toshiba 40l2436, toshiba l2436db, toshiba p222393p, toshiba 40l2436d, toshiba 40l2436db
Barcodes 05900496532687

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